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Anyone else see the irregularity in this suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Despos, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Think of this as the MC version of find Waldo. Picture from the RL 2012 catalog. Click on picture for a closer view.

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  2. skokiekid

    skokiekid Active Member

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    Pattern is mis-matched on vest at 3rd button from top? Pattern seems to match above and below,
     
  3. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    No

    Is that Skokie IL?
     
  4. JPHardy

    JPHardy Well-Known Member

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    Vest was made with fabric upside down.

    edit

    actually jacket, pants seem to match vest
     
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  5. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Bingo!

    Trouser and vest are cut in the same direction, jacket is reversed, or vice versa. Big booboo for a big brand.
     
  6. MOCKBA

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    The vest as a whole is cut wrong - the pattern is upside down!

    *edit - too late, already answered
     
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  7. TheDandy

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    I have to admit that the cutting is too perfect to be true on the sleeves and pockets.
    Nice details of the welt pocket on the vest!

    But seriously reversed fabric on the waistcoat... hopefully they did not repeat the mistake 2000 times :)
     
  8. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    It does match with the trouser though.
     
  9. skokiekid

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    Are the horizontal stripes on a vest and a jacket supposed to line up? Or is it bad to line up? On sweaters, you rarely see the stripes on the arms and body line up.

    yes, skokie IL.
     
  10. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Low end, entry level clothing may not care if things match. They save cloth and money if they don't concern themselves with pattern matching. At higher quality levels it is expected to match.

    Ever been to Burt's Place?
     
  11. TheDandy

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    Absolutely, but having it matching perfectly on both arms is a stike of luck, 1/8 off is actually consider really good.
     
  12. Despos

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    I don't think it is a stroke of luck. It is deliberate, done by matching corresponding pattern points marked with notches. Nothing too difficult. If it is off and accepted by a manufacturer it is based on their tolerances. When you give a project to a manufacturer, you give them the tolerances you expect them to perform at. If you say zero tolerance, they have to deliver it as you say.
     
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  13. TheDandy

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    Wish you can show me a picture example of two perfectly aligned patern, I have never saw one.
     
  14. Despos

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    Really? Making several plaids now. Can snap some pics but it may be a while. We are just starting to make them.
     
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    This isn't an irregularity, but he shouldn't be wearing a belt ;)
     
  16. VinnyMac

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    I'm not sure what OP had in mind, but I noticed that the jacket has the light stripe above the dark one, but the vest has the dark stripe about the light one....mistake? Who knows.
     
  17. Despos

    Despos Well-Known Member

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    Vinny, you are on to something. You discovered the irregularity.
     
  18. Cantabrigian

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    Chris, you should spoiler your answers.

    Not that I think I would have ever figured it out...
     
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    I saw the pattern reversal... and the belt! It also struck me that it is unlikely that he's actually going to be able to do that jacket up - as usual with these advertisements they get the model to wear a size too small or pin the jacket behind so it looks as fitted as possible - here ridiculously so.
     

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